DOUG VARONE is the Artistic Director of Doug Varone and Dancers. Since 1986, the Company has toured major venues both nationally and internationally. On tour, the company has performed in more than 125 cities in 45 states across the U.S. and in Europe, Asia, Canada, and South America. Stages include The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Joyce Theater, San Francisco Performances, London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, Toronto’s Harbourfront, Moscow’s Stanislavsky Theater, Buenos Aires’ Teatro San Martin, the Venice Biennale, Marble Hall in Tokyo, and the Bates, Jacob’s Pillow and American Dance Festivals. Commissions include Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance Company, The Limón Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Martha Graham Dance Company, Batsheva Dance Company among others. In opera, he is in demand as both director and choreographer and his numerous theater credits include Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theaters across the country. Honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, an OBIE Award, two individual Bessie Awards, a Doris Duke Artist Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Dance Guild. He currently teaches Choreography at Purchase College and is an Artist in Residence at USC’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.
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